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How to Make Beef Birria Quesatacos at Home

How to Make Mouth-watering Beef Birria Quesatacos at Home

Introduction If you are a foodie, chances are you have heard of beef birria quesatacos. These delicious tacos originated in Jalisco, Mexico, and have taken the world by storm. With their juicy, flavorful beef, crispy tortillas, and melted cheese, they are a crowd favorite. In this article, we will guide you on how to make these delectable tacos at home. We will also provide you with some useful tips and tricks to take your quesatacos to the next level.

Ingredients :

To make beef birria quesatacos, you will need the following

  • 2 lbs. of beef chuck roast
  • 3 dried guajillo chiles
  • 3 dried ancho chiles
  • 1 medium-sized onion, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. of ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. of dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. of salt
  • 1/2 tsp. of black pepper
  • 3 cups of beef broth
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tbsp. of vegetable oil
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 2 cups of shredded Oaxaca cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large Dutch oven or oven-safe pot.
  3. Add the beef chuck roast and sear it on both sides until it is browned. Remove the beef from the pot and set it aside.
  4. In the same pot, add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté until the onion is translucent.
  5. Add the dried guajillo and ancho chiles, cumin, oregano, salt, and black pepper. Stir well.
  6. Add the beef broth and water to the pot, and stir well.
  7. Add the beef chuck roast back to the pot and bring the mixture to a boil.
  8. Cover the pot and place it in the oven for 3 hours or until the beef is tender and falls apart.
  9. Once the beef is cooked, remove it from the pot and shred it using two forks.
  10. Strain the broth and set it aside.
  11. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  12. Dip a corn tortilla in the beef broth, then place it in the skillet.
  13. Add a portion of the shredded beef and shredded Oaxaca cheese on top of the tortilla.
  14. Fold the tortilla in half and cook until the cheese is melted and the tortilla is crispy.
  15. Repeat steps 12-14 with the remaining tortillas, beef, and cheese.

Tips and Tricks

  • To get the best flavor, we recommend using dried chiles instead of fresh ones.
  • Make sure to remove the seeds and stems from the dried chiles before using them.
  • If you don’t have a Dutch oven or oven-safe pot, you can cook the beef in a slow cooker instead.
  • You can also use chicken or pork instead of beef to make the quesatacos.
  • If you like your quesatacos spicier, you can add more dried chiles or some hot sauce.

In conclusion, making beef birria quesatacos is not as difficult as it may seem. With the right ingredients and some patience, you can create a delicious and authentic dish in the comfort of your own home. The key to achieving the perfect quesatacos lies in the quality of the beef and the richness of the broth. By following our detailed instructions and helpful tips, you can create a meal that is sure to impress your friends and family. So why wait? Get cooking and enjoy the delicious flavors of beef birria quesatacos today!

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Laura J. Boss

Meet Laura J. Boss, a passionate blogger and cooking enthusiast who loves to experiment with different recipes and cuisines from around the world. Born and raised in a small town, I grew up watching my mother cook and developed a keen interest in the art of cooking from an early age.After completing my education, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking and started my own food blog. My blog features a wide range of recipes, from traditional family favorites to fusion dishes that I have created myself. My blog has gained a huge following, with many of my readers trying out my recipes and sharing their own cooking experiences.When I am not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures. I believe that food is an important part of every culture, and love to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world.Through my blog, I aim to inspire and encourage others to cook and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. I believe that cooking is not just about making delicious meals, but also about sharing love and creating memories with family and friends.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, my blog has something for everyone. So why not give my recipes a try and discover the joy of cooking for yourself?